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Belmont Academy makes big leap on 2017 high school performance index. The ranking, which is calculated by local think tank, Educate Jamaica, saw Belmont Academy jumping from number thirty two to number thirteen in the island. Campion retook its first place position from Immaculate Conception high.
There was a massive fire at Westwood High School that left millions of dollars in damage. The fire burned extensively the kitchen, dining room and adjoining areas. The government has said it will provide money to help with the rebuilding of these areas.
May 22 is discount day for prisoners to get reduced sentences if they plead guilty. It is a part of an effort by the judiciary to reduce the backlog in the home circuit and gun courts. Prisoners who wish to plead guilty are encouraged to contact their lawyers and seek to have their matters listed for the discount day in order to benefit.
34 year old tax officer, Keneisha McKenzie-Gail, was shot dead at her home in Manchester. Her boyfriend was detained for questioning. He reportedly told the police that she was handing him his licence firearm when it went off and she was shot her in her armpit.
Seven of eight alleged Jamaican lottery scammers, how were extradited to the USA has waived their right to a bail hearing in Bismarck, North Dakota. The eight alleged scammer, Oneil Brown, will appear in United States court on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.